Uttar Pradesh News

SP, BJP in war of words over Azam Khan
SP, BJP in war of words over Azam Khan

 A war of words has broken out between Uttar Pradesh's ruling Samajwadi Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over remarks by minister Azam Khan.

UP on alert after Bengaluru blast

 An alert has been sounded across Uttar Pradesh Monday after a low intensity blast killed a woman and injured three in Bengaluru late Sunday, an official said.

Dense fog envelops UP, rail and air transport crippled

 Most parts of Uttar Pradesh were blanketed by a dense fog on Monday morning. With the cold wave continuing unabated, return of fog compounded the inclement weather, and crippled rail and air transport.

Congress to organise special camp in Varanasi in January

Congress will organise a special camp at Varanasi in January next year to discuss ways to tackle BJP and improve its performance in Uttar Pradesh.

Fog, cold waves prevail in UP, 0.5 degrees recorded minimum

Fog and cold wave conditions continued to disrupt normal life in most parts of Uttar Pradesh with Churk being the coldest place recording a low of 0.5 degree Celsius.

Winter chill gets harsher in UP, death toll 125

Uttar Pradesh continued to shiver Sunday, as dense fog and cold wave conditions continued unabated. At least 25 people died since Saturday, taking the death toll due to the extreme cold to 125, officials said.

Man found hanging from tree in UP, villagers protest

Angry locals in Salempur village on Sunday vandalised a police jeep and beat up a cop in protest against the mysterious death of a 30-year-old man, whose body was found hanging from a tree.

Now state-funded pilgrimages for Hindus in UP

Accused by political opponents of tilting towards Muslims, the Samajwadi Party (SP) government in Uttar Pradesh is now seeking to woo the majority community by launching a scheme to send 1,000 Hindu senior citizens on state-funded pilgrimages every year.

Woman threatens to immolate herself before Akhilesh Yadav's residence

A 22-year-old woman on Sunday threatened to immolate herself in front of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister's residence if action is not taken against six persons, including her husband and mother-in-law, accused of harassing her for dowry.

Locals protest as high tension wire snaps in Ghaziabad

Agitated over snapping of a live high-tension electric wire in Ikram nagar colony, locals on Saturday held a protest and blocked the Loni-Ghaziabad road.

UP minister launches Samajwadi Pension scheme in Mathura

The Samajwadi Pension Scheme, an ambitious programme of Akhilesh Yadav government which aims to cover 40 lakh poor families in Uttar Pradesh, was launched in the district on Saturday with distribution of certificates to 25 beneficiaries.

Cold wave claims five lives in UP

Cold wave conditions and dense fog continued to disrupt normal life in Uttar Pradesh and claimed five lives in neighbouring Barabanki district.

Two arrested, heroin worth Rs 3 cr seized in UP

Three kg heroin, worth Rs three crore in the international market, was seized and two narcotics smugglers were arrested, police said on Saturday.

Cold wave intensifies in UP, 20 more dead

 The cold wave intensified in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday with the return of fog and icy winds. In most parts of the state the mercury dipped further and dense fog resulted in poor visibility, hitting both rail and road transport.

14-day Saifai Mahotsava begins, Mulayam takes a dig at son Akhilesh
14-day Saifai Mahotsava begins, Mulayam takes a dig at son Akhilesh

The 14-day Saifai Mahotsava started off late Friday at the native village of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in the presence of his father and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and state ministers.

ND Tiwari in hospital, stable

Veteran Congress leader Narayan Dutt Tiwari was on Friday taken ill and admitted to Lohia hospital here.

Woman kills self, 4 minor children after tiff with husband in Bulandshahr

A 35-year-old woman immolated herself, along with her four minor children, at Khuryawali village in Arniya area of the district following a tiff with her husband on Friday.

Forest Dept toils for several hours to catch leopard in UP

Gorakhpur: A leopard, wreaking havoc in the Chiluatal area here since the past 15 days, today made the forest department team toil for over three hours before it was finally caught and taken away.

Woman kills self, 4 minor children after tiff with husband

A 35-year-old woman immolated herself, along with her four minor children, at Khuryawali village in Arniya area of the district following a tiff with her husband on Friday.

Interstate arms supply gang busted, two held in Uttar Pradesh

Police on Friday claimed to have busted an inter-state arms supply gang with the arrest of two persons during a surprise check on UP-Haryana border.

Three killed in separate road mishaps in UP

Kanpur: Two labourers and a youth died in three separate road accidents here, police said Friday.

Cold wave, dense fog prevail in UP

Lucknow: Intense cold conditions continued unabated in Uttar Pradesh as fog enveloped many parts of the state, causing poor visibility.

UP: Two girls beat up youths for harassing them in bus

Two girls beat up two youths when they allegedly harassed them in a bus in Kandhla town of Shamli district, police said on Friday.

Varanasi girl set on fire for opposing harassment succumbs to injuries

Varanasi; A 19-year-old girl, who was set on fire allegedly by three youths after she opposed to their harassment in Lallapura area, succumbed to her injuries in the wee hours of Friday at a govern

Railways shaped my life, no privatisation, says PM Narendra Modi in Varanasi
Railways shaped my life, no privatisation, says PM Narendra Modi in Varanasi

On a visit to his Lok Sabha constituency on "Good Governance day", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday ruled out privatisation of the railways but asked people not be wary of foreign and private capital being utilised for improving infrastructure of the national transporter.

PM Modi inaugurates five-day cultural festival 'Sanskriti'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated a five-day cultural festival 'Sanskriti', which will highlight the rich cultural heritage of India through performances such as music, dance, drama, poetry, screenings of films on cultural themes, exhibitions of art and literary works here.

Police filed cases on direction of Samajwadi Party leaders: Baliyan

BJP MP Sanjeev Baliyan has alleged that police have registered cases against him on the direction of senior SP leaders.

BJP conspiring to demolish Taj Mahal: Azam Khan

Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan on Thursday alleged that BJP was conspiring to demolish Taj Mahal the way its workers brought down Babri mosque in Ayodhya.

Christmas Day passes off peacefully in Aligarh

Christmas was on Thursday celebrated with traditional gaiety here in the wake of plans by a Hindu outfit to hold mass conversions.

FIR against former UP Congress president on fraud charges

An FIR has been lodged against former minister Arun Kumar Singh Munna and his son on charges of fraud, police said on Thursday.